Saturday, March 7, 2015
Happy Birthday Dad!
I wonder who will join you at your table today
on your birthday up in heaven?
And do you get to choose
your birthday feast?
I bet I know just what you'd choose!
A hamburger grilled dark over a campfire,
a side of potato salad, or chips, or corn on the cob.
A root beer in your hand
or maybe an un-root beer?
And do you get to pick your treat?
It hits me now I'm not so sure
what you would desire.
A strawberry shake? A vanilla cone?
A chocolate cake?
Anyway, I'm sure it will be delicious.
And are there lots of sunshine streamers
with puffy cloud balloons?
I bet there are angels singing
a birthday tune for you.
If I was there, I would.
I'd even go easy on your candle count,
though not on the getting old jokes.
I'm sure those who join your table today
will take up my slack
as I won't be there to celebrate with you.
But in my heart
please know I'm singing
Happy Birthday to you today Dad
from this side of heaven.
I composed this several times in my head before my fingers found the keys. It had to be just right today. It couldn't be rushed. I knew it would come in it's own time and it did. And, if I wish it up to heaven, maybe it will even find it's way to him.
I found the balloon picture on Pinterest. I don't know who to give credit to but it was too perfect not to use. If you know where it came from, let me know. I'd like to give credit if I could.